What exactly is it about Israel that is crushing the Democratic Party’s hopes and standing in the way if their unity?
In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile roofs, neat gardens and brightly colored playgrounds give the sense of permanence.
An equal number of Israeli Arabs do view it as occupation.
A controversial new organization calling itself If Not Now is rapidly gaining attention, members and steam. But critics say that its mostly millennial members aren’t accomplishing anything substantive with its current approach. The group’s profile recently climbed when its founder, Simone Zimmerman, was very publicly fired by United States presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who had recently hired her as his Jewish outreach coordinator.
Jane Eisner says labeling products made in West Bank settlements allows consumers who oppose — or support — Israel’s occupation to make informed choices. But a sweeping boycott of all companies that do business in the territory is a counterproductive and blatantly unfair, she writes.
A new progressive activist guide lists dozens of options for those who want to help move the dial toward peace among Israelis and Palestinians — without resorting to BDS.
Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Israel has as much right to the West Bank as the United States has to Manhattan.
The European Union agreed this week to push ahead with labeling Israeli goods made in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move that has alarmed the Israeli government; but now there are proposals to go much further, including targeting Israeli banks.
Madison Margolin got a lot out of Birthright — but not a single tip on how to answer the schoolmates who grilled her on her choice ‘to support racist nationalism.’
The Dutch government issued a travel warning that cautions travelers against violent Jewish settlers.